Hilton Hotels & Resorts Expands Deep Texas Roots: 299-Room Upscale Contemporary Hotel Opens In Master Planned North Dallas Community

HIlton Dallas/Plano Granite Park Features State-of-the-Art Energy Efficiency, Technology Community Lobby Bar, 30,000 Square Feet of Conference Space and Mediterranean-Inspired Restaurant

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August 29, 2014

PLANO, Texas and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park, a 299-room newly-built Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in the prestigious master planned community of Granite Park in Plano, Texas located just north of Dallas.

"We are delighted to welcome Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park to our brand's growing global portfolio of more than 550 hotels," said Rob Palleschi, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. "Hilton is proud to return to its roots and rich Texas history where 95 years ago our founder, Conrad Hilton, got his start in hospitality with his very first hotel, The Mobley Hotel, located just 150 miles southwest of Dallas in Cisco, Texas."

The opening of Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park signals the latest addition to the 90-acre mixed-used development. Located at the Sam Rayburn Tollway and the Dallas North Tollway, it is just 25 minutes from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and 20 minutes from Dallas Love Field Airport.

Additionally, the hotel is located in close proximity to several notable companies including Hewlett Packard, Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group, PepsiCo, Siemens and J.C. Penney Co. Visiting sports fans will enjoy nearby TPC golf at Craig Ranch, Toyota Stadium and Dr. Pepper Ballpark.

Designed by BOKA Powell, a nationally recognized architectural design, planning and interior design firm, the hotel is an integral part of privately-held Granite Properties commercial real estate holdings in Dallas.

"The addition of a full-service hotel to Granite Park is something which has been in our master plan since the park was first conceived," said David Cunningham, director of development/construction, Granite Properties. "The opening of Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park is a culmination of community planning, hard work with a great team and support from our new and existing customers."

Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park hotel features amenities designed to appeal to the modern business and leisure guest offering a corporate living room environment and coffee bar style lounge area with a combination of community tables and den seating to encourage public gathering and collaboration. The lobby includes a spacious media bar with 12 large flat screen televisions and a unique multi-purpose technology lounge. The hotel's interior design melds the region's agrarian history with modern amenities, furnishings and lighting. Guest rooms incorporate a modern palate of upscale finishes with stone countertops, custom sinks, lighted mirrors and a mosaic back-lit tile. Each room features an ergonomic desk and 47-inch flat screen TV, mini- refrigerator and Hilton serenity bed.

At the heart of the hotel is Carso Mediterranean Grill offering a wide variety of cuisine featuring fresh ingredients from the region inspired by locally renowned Executive Chef Anthony Bombaci. Other hotel amenities include a Precor fitness center and an outdoor pool with fire pit with plush resort seating. A pedestrian waterfront boardwalk connects the hotel to the 30,000 square foot conference center which boasts flexible meeting space, an expansive pre-function area and two ballrooms, a complimentary 24-hour business center and state-of-the-art A/V technology.

"Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park is a significant addition to the Hilton portfolio of hotels," said Timothy Benolken, senior vice president of hotel operations - western North America, Hilton Worldwide. "This is truly an upscale hotel offering a best-in-class guest experience with amenities and service not previously available in the North Dallas market."

Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park will participate in Hilton HHonors, the only guest reward program that allows member to earn Points & Miles for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with no blackout dates at over 4,000 hotels worldwide.

For more information and reservations, visit www.hilton.com or call 1-800-HILTONS.

Contact

David Trumble
Hilton
+1 602 870 2721
david.trumble@hilton.com

Jacqueline Toppings
Hilton
+1 703 883 6587
jacqueline.toppings@hilton.com

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